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Murchison Falls National Park reviews

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Uganda's Pearl in the Wild.

Lisa
Visited: Apr 2009 Reviewed: Jan 27, 2014

The drive from Kampala is relatively long (almost seven hrs) although we made a stop over at Masindi for lunch. We are headed to Murchison falls National Park, one of the oldest in Uganda. The road stretch from Masindi to the park is not so smooth. Am told by our driver that it can be so tricky during the rain season. This is one of the scenic parks in East Africa. The long Nile beautifully snakes its way across the vast park bisecting it.
The water falls are a spectacular view. Here the mighty Nile narrows and squeezes its volume through a gorge(only 23 ft wide)! It then drops 141 ft down the cliff...what a force!
Four of the big five can be spotted in the park( I did not see rhinos) and for primate watchers, this is where to go. Chimps hang precariously on the tall mahogany, as do gorillas and monkeys.
Down the plains, Savanna animals are aplenty: lions, elephants, zebras antelopes and buffalo. At the river bank, most of the animals find their way there for a thirst quench. There are however the permanent residents here: huge hippos and crocodiles sun basking on the banks motionlessly. Its 5 PM and we have to make it back to Kampala by late night. We are told there is the luxurious Paraa Safari Lodge nearby but some of us are hitting the road again by day break!

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The beauty of Murchision Falls National Park

Visited: Jan 2016 Reviewed: Feb 11, 2016

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Great game viewing here!

Visited: Dec 2015 Reviewed: Jan 13, 2016

Woke up with morning coffee before setting off for a great game viewing that started with leopard, lions, elephant, great jackal, kob, Hartebeast, giraffe, warthog, hippo, monkey, baboons and lots of birds, all in the space of an hour and a half.

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Amazing Murchison Falls

Visited: Jul 2014 Reviewed: Nov 29, 2014

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The world’s largest 400 year old mahogany in Budongo forest

Visited: Sep 2012 Reviewed: Mar 14, 2014

Budongo forest is one of Uganda’s still proudly-conserved rain forests with an affluent biodiversity of over 49 tree species, various birds, and primates like the chimps with some areas being occupied by the locals.
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A Well Kept Secret on the Safari Circuit!

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Visited: Jun 2007 Reviewed: Nov 06, 2013

Murchison Falls National Park was the first national park I visited on the continent – and it set the bar high! Here you are able to go on game drives, game walks and river tours while having virtually the entire park to yourself. Given the high density and diversity of wildlife here, this truly is a well kept secret on the African safari circuit.

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